Agroforestry (AF) is the practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems to benefit from the resulting ecological and economic interactions.
Meet AFINET Project
Do you have two minutes? Meet AgroForestry Innovation NETwork. AFINET aims to increase the use of agroforestry systems, a smart way to do agriculture.
A revitalization of a wood pasture in the Bakony
AFINET – 3rd RAIN meetings
Between June and October 2018, more than 270 agents of the agroforestry sector from all over Europe met in the 9 regions where the AFINET project is acting.
AFINET Portuguese RAIN first meeting
Take a look how did it go the first portuguese RAIN meeting attended by a total of 30 RAIN members. During the meeting the participants were asked to identify bottlenecks/knowledge gaps and challenges/innovations from agroforestry systems covering silvopastoral, silvoarable and tree hedgerows systems.
AFINET UK first workshop – Tree Fodder
In May 2017, Organic Research Centre held the first AFINET UK Workshop. Sharing Knowledge, improving practice and enhancing livelihoods were the aims of the meeting.
Agroforestry and Water Management
Agroforestry in the UK
Beef cattle farming on wooded pastures
Meet Marcin Wójcik, a farmer in the Low Beskid Mountains. His farm is an organic farm with bovine meat production where they are introducing various agroforestry practices
E depois dos incêndios? O caso do montado
Visita a Grândola, a um montado atingido pelos graves fogos florestais ocorridos em Portugal, durante o ano de 2017. Como retomar o potencial produtivo?
Free-range pigs in agroforestry systems
Fruit trees in the field – Crown relief pruning, Diagnosis and implementation
Making a pollard
On a buffer strip, at the boundary of an arable field, farmer Vincent Blagny is showing us how to pollard naturally established ash trees. Why so? The answers seem obvious: buffer strips can become, for farmers and other users, a productive space providing low cost biomass and biodiversity, fostering sustainable and profitable agricultural development at both farm and landscape level.
Managing trees for the production of high-quality fruit
Fruit and nut trees offer ecological and economic benefits.Learn with this innovation tutorial how to optimize the management to produce high-quality fruit!
Managing understory in cork oak Montado
Olive tree pruning in a silvopastoral system: production pruning and frost damage recovery
The pruning of the olive trees is one of the most expensive management components which, in ordinary climatic conditions, has the greatest influence on olives production. Simplified polyconic vase pruning limits the variability of production keeping the trees in balance, favoring high and constant productivity.
Rotational cattle farming in traditional orchard
Seminário Gestão Agroflorestal Pós-Fogos em Montado
Sheep as forest managers
Otto Makkonen introduces the Vaahermäki farm, an agroforestry system combining sheep and forests.
Silvopastoral system with Galician sheep